It's technically also true that you need to do business with the food companies to stay alive. Maybe the Government should take over the agriculture industry as well?
Oh wait, through corporate welfare and lobbying interests (tax breaks, money into boondoggles like ethanol, a need to appease Iowa to win Presidential primaries, etc, etc) it already has. Hmm, I wonder what the result is? Surely a balanced and well managed system that's working for the greater good, right? I bet if you had left it up to the free market we could have wound up with something that runs on fast food and high fructose corn syrup and which has resulted in 30% of Americans being obese.
Farm subsidies are just a way to manage the country's resources, I do not think it would be good for America if all the farmers were going out of business and selling their farms to housing developers. Besides, the American agriculture industry is one of the best in the world, whereas the health care system in America is almost completely private and one of the least efficient in the world.
You'll forgive my skepticism that the Government is going to improve the health care system.
Health care in America is a huge problem, and since the insurance companies are profitable, they are not going to do anything to change the system. The government is obligated to protect its citizens, so it has to do something to change the system.